Dolphins safety Jones signs $60M extension


Published 7:58 p.m. ET March 9, 2017 | Updated 27 minutes ago

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones signed a $60 million, five-year contract extension Thursday, watched the team’s flurry of moves at the start of free agency and said he’s glad to be staying around.

“I think our ceiling is very high,” Jones said. “We’re building something special here.”

The Dolphins made other moves to keep their core, placing tenders on linebacker Kiko Alonso and safety Michael Thomas. They finalized two trades, including the acquisition of tight end Julius Thomas from Jacksonville, and re-acquired Anthony Fasano as a backup tight end.

Thomas was obtained for a seventh-round draft pick this year, and the Dolphins sent left tackle Branden Albert to Jacksonville for a seventh-rounder in 2018. Terms of the trades were agreed to last month.

The Dolphins also hosted a visit by free agent defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard, who has 36 sacks in six NFL seasons.

Miami gave Jones $35 million guaranteed and a base salary of $7 million this year. He was heading into the final season of a $28 million, four-year contract.

He held out briefly during Miami’s 2016 offseason…

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